'...a stunning performance...' E-Luminate Trail of Light 2015
'... an incredible sound...' Canterbury Cathedral
The Peterhouse Chapel Choir is a friendly and diverse group drawn from the undergraduate body of the College and beyond. The Choir consists of about sixteen selectively chosen mixed voices who receive exhibitions or scholarships.
While the time commitment is relatively low, the Choir's musical standards are consistently high. Because the Choir is relatively small, for singers it represents an unparalleled opportunity to play a vital role in a tight-knit ensemble. The Organ Scholars work very closely with the choristers, many of whom go on to cathedral choral scholarships or postgraduate vocal studies.
Choral Evensong is sung twice weekly during Full Term, on Wednesdays (at 6.30pm) and Sundays (at 6pm). Choral Eucharist is sung once a term at a 6pm service of Corporate Communion. The Choir also sings grace in hall for the four annual College Feasts.
The Choir tours regularly to some of the finest destinations in Europe and beyond. Recently, tours have flown the Choir to such contrasting destinations as Edinburgh, Venice, Latvia, Tuscany and Provence and Andalucia. Last year, the choir had an extremely successful tour to Reykjavik, Iceland, with services and concerts at Hallgrimskirkja and the Domkirkjan, Reykjavik's Lutheran Cathedral. All such trips are generously subsidised by the College, which is extremely supportive towards the Choir and Organ Scholars.
Members of the Choir receive singing lessons from Ian Kennedy and Nigel Wickens. As of September 2015, the Choir have also been working with Lawrence Zazzo, an operatic countertenor who has worked all over the world with many distinguished conductors.
More information, including the current music list, can be found on the Choir's website: https://www.srcf.ucam.org/petcc/w/Main_Page.
You can also follow them on Twitter: @PeterhouseChoir.